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n. - An agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease adj. - Capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms.

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  • The fabric is treated with SanitizedĀ® to give long-term antimicrobial protection, hypo-allergenic and anti-odour effect.
  • These proteins, called antimicrobial peptides, work by puncturing the cell membranes of bacteria similar to how pins pop balloons.
  • The efforts, known as antimicrobial stewardship programs, team top pharmacists, infectious-disease specialists and microbiologists.
  • - What the "antimicrobial" properties mean for the future of copper One more thing, before we begin.
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